Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the most followed Indian actor on Twitter, now has a fan following of 30 million on the micro-blogging platform.
Amitabh Bachchan, 74, who has given hits like 'Sholay', 'Deewar', 'Paa', 'Baghban', 'Bhoothnath', 'Black' and 'Piku', is ahead of stars Shah Rukh Khan (28.9 million), Salman Khan (26.5 million), Aamir Khan (22 million), Priyanka Chopra (19.7 million) and Deepika Padukone (20.7 million). Amitabh is right behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has a following of 35.1 million.
Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar, born on September 28, 1929, in a Marathi-speaking family in the princely state of Indore, celebrates her birthday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India, Lata Mangeshkar, on her birthday.
"Spoke to Lata (Mangeshkar) Didi and conveyed birthday greetings to her. I pray for her long and healthy life," Modi tweeted.
Lata Mangeshkar sang the patriotic song "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" in the presence of then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru on 27 January 1963.